Lion TV recruits Paramount UK commissioner Daniel Pearl as creative director

Daniel Pearl

UK factual producer Lion TV has appointed Paramount commissioner Daniel Pearl as its new creative director.

Pearl served as commissioning editor of unscripted for Paramount+ and Channel 5 in the UK, where his credits include credits include Neverland: Michael Jackson & Me and the series Our Yorkshire Farm.

He also previously was the editor of Channel 4’s Dispatches strand and deputy editor of the BBC’s Panorama, Newsnight and Ten O’clock News. He was also editor of the BBC’s first ever Prime Ministerial debate.

He joins Lion TV following the exit of former creative director Tom Watt-Smith in April, who moved to Nutopia to serve as creative director of formats & special projects.

Richard Bradley, co-founder and CCO of Lion Television said: Pealr’s “track record in unscripted programming is outstanding and he has amazing editorial and creative judgement.”

Joint MDs of Lime Pictures and Lion Television, Kate Little and Claire Poyser, added: “We are so excited Daniel is joining Lion TV. He is a hugely talented, admired and respected creative with a wealth of both commissioning and producing experience. We very much look forward to seeing the new collaboration with Richard and the team.”

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